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Latitude: 54.9697 / 54°58'10"N
Longitude: -1.6121 / 1°36'43"W
OS Eastings: 424928
OS Northings: 563968
OS Grid: NZ249639
Mapcode National: GBR SPH.0C
Mapcode Global: WHC3R.6BLZ
Entry Name: General Post Office and Area Balustrade
Listing Date: 17 December 1971
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323754
English Heritage Legacy ID: 304829
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate
Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Newcastle St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ST. NICHOLAS' STREET
23/489 General Post Office and
17.12.71 area balustrade
Post office. 1871-74 by James Williams. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible.
Classical style. 4 storeys, 3 bays. 2 superimposed Giant Orders: Roman Doric on
2 lower floors and Corinthian above. Fluted ground-floor band. Central porch in
antis contains recessed double door and overlight, flanked by narrow windows;
tripartite sash window above. Sashes in outer bays flanked by pilasters. First
floor entablature has triglyph and guttae frieze. Sash windows in architraves,
those on second floor with apron balustrades and bracketed pediments, the central
segmental on Ionic pilasters. Third floor patterned sill band. Rusticated quoins
and top entablature with central panel: POST OFFICE in low relief. Wide dentilled
eaves cornice. One bay set back at right in plainer style. Stone area balustrade
with chamfered moulded coping.
Listing NGR: NZ2492863968
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